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A rag doll fights a monster that has been stealing the souls of his people.


Shane Acker


Shane Acker
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »




In a ravaged post-apocalyptic Earth of a distant future, an animated rag doll struggles to survive against the perils and the creatures of a monstrous world. To be more specific, the relentless Cat Beast, a towering and murderous automaton, is decimating 9's clan, and pretty soon, there will be no one left. The robot is after their proud souls and it is unstoppable. Is this the end of 9's people? Written by Nick Riganas

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This film was Shane Acker's thesis project at UCLA film school. See more »


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What Can I Say? This Film Was Brilliant!
7 September 2007 | by moviewizguySee all my reviews

A rag doll fights a monster that has been stealing the souls of his people.

I saw this on you tube. Having a running time for about 10 minutes, I decided to watch this film and you know what? It was actually a fantastic and brilliant kind of "short" film. The animation is fantastic and original-looking and what I love about this film is that it's not afraid to be a dark animated film. There are some moments in here where it might be truly frightening for a child.

More on animation: It looked fresh, original, and gritty. I loved it! Another great thing is that this film has NO (ZERO) - NADA - dialog but yet it still pulls off for great character development through the actions of the characters! This is just an animated film with a simple plot done in an extraordinary way. The look is fantastic and I'm sure Shane Acker will be a great animator when he makes more of these types of films. So if you have ten minutes to kill, go to you tube right now and search up "9".

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